Magic Stream is a self-help and mental health resource. Combining an holistic approach to health, nutrition, and psychology with emotional wellness, Magic Stream seeks to provide a well rounded resource for wellness. Our philosophy is to do what we
can to take care of our self both physically and mentally, make our self stronger, accept our self as
we are, and seek help when it is needed.
Regina Garson, Editor.
Celebrating Mothers, Moms And Women:
Mobilized Mothers Demonstrate Power Of Heart -- By Megan Cooley.
Determined Women Working Together Can Achieve Durable Change.
Mothers Pay Price For Nurturing Human Capital -- By Ann Crittenden. Mothers and other early caregivers are the nation's principal wealth producers. Yet, the vital economic role of these producers is virtually invisible.
This Mother's Day, Let's Give Thanks To Mother, The Breadwinner -- By Carol Head. A heartfelt thanks to all those mothers who are truly terrific providers for their families. Putting food on the table. Paying the rent. Buying the shoes...
Teddy Bear Hugs For Mom -- A little something for the little ones to color.
The Perfect Gift For Prehistoric Mom: A Spear
-- By Caryl Rivers. The portrait of women in prehistory is drawn from a "Flintstones" scenario, women waiting by the fire for the men to come home from the hunt. Big mistake.
Magic Stream's E-card Rack -- Keep in touch the service is free. Pick up or send your own here.
Sharing in the Journey:
Walking Kirby To Class: A True Story --
By Thom Rutledge. There were times when it felt like I was the one facing death, and in a way I was -- admittedly from a
much safer distance than Kirby.
My Grief Journey -- By Whitney Lyons. I would like to share my journey of grief. I am a 37 year old
woman with Cerebral Palsy and Mental Illnesses living in my first accessible apartment which is
surrounded by elderly people. I was totally shocked by elders' reaction towards me when I suddenly lost
my unique Dad of five years. You will understand why I think he is special as you read this true story.
Men And Sexual Trauma -- By Julia M. Whealin, Ph.D. Men who
experience sexual assault may suffer from depression, PTSD, and other emotional problems. Emotional symptoms following trauma may be different from those of women.
Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds -- The torture of women worldwide.
College Women Twice As Likely To Be Stalked -- By Megan Costello, A woman hears footsteps behind her as she walks back to her dorm at night... The same fellow seems to turn up in several of her classes... Should she be worried?
NGLTF Responds To Flawed Spitzer Study On So-Called Reparative Therapy
-- The study suggests that in some cases, "highly motivated gay
people" can change their sexual orientation, snake oil packaged as science.
A Mother Speaks Out -- by Leslie Sadasivan. "For 2 years prior to his death the change in Robbie from a happy fun loving child to a reclusive moody teenager had
profoundly affected our family. I initially dismissed his change in behavior as typical of being an adolescent. Little
did I realize what the future held. "
Guidelines For Choosing A Self-Defense Course
Exercise Helps Keep Your Psyche Fit -- Research shows exercise to be a viable, cost-effective treatment for depression and may help in the
treatment of other mental disorders.
Why Married People Should Continue Dating --
By Michael Webb, "We tend to put our best foot forward during the courting ritual, then we get married..."
Oregon To Women On Welfare: Dumpster Dive -- A WEnews Outrage. Oregon's
welfare agency advised women on welfare in the Eugene area to "check the dump, residential and business dumpsters" in order to save money.
What Makes People The Happiest? -- Researchers Say It's Not Money Or Popularity. APA Study finds autonomy, competence, relatedness and self-esteem at top of list of psychological needs.
Catharsis Increases Rather Than Decreases Anger
And Aggression -- Contrary to popular belief, venting anger through physical aggression-such as hitting a
punching bag or a pillow-does not decrease one's anger. According to new research, such acting out only increases a
New Online Service Offers Quick Answers to
Questions About Hospital Care -- HCUPnet—that permits policymakers, researchers and others to send
questions about inpatient hospital care in the United States over the Internet and receive answers within
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